Blended Teaching Essentials

Course Duration: Six weeks total, approximately six hours per week.

Audience: K-12 teachers.

Format: One module per week. The course is fully collaborative and facilitated.

Module 1: Blended Learning
Background and Benefits

  • Blended Learning Overview
  • The Case for Blended Learning
  • Models of Blended Learning
  • Getting Started

Module 2: Blended Learning
Teacher Competency Framework

  • Mindsets
  • Qualities
  • Adaptive Skills
  • Technical Skills

Module 3: Planning for Blended

  • Before You Begin
  • Supporting Students in the Transition
  • Planning and Tracking Activities

Module 4: Digital Content

  • Buying Content
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Developing Digital Content
  • Delivering Digital Content

Module 5: Online Classroom Management,
Communication, and Collaboration

  • Communicating with Stakeholders
  • The Importance of Clear Communication
  • Building Communities Online
  • Designing Powerful Online Discussions
  • Online Facilitation Techniques
  • Student-Centered Feedback Strategies

Module 6:
Using Assessments and Data

  • Authentic Assessment
  • Formative and Summative Assessment
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Technology and Assessment
  • Dynamic Grouping
  • Continuous Improvement

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